Spruce Grove ranks 9th for dangerous cities in the Country

Stony Plain ranked 54th on the list

Macleans Magazine released their list for most dangerous cities in Canada with Wetaskiwin taking the number 1 spot.

The list was based off a the Crime Severity Index, the CSI is a Stats Canada measure of all police reported crime, which takes into consideration both the volume and the seriousness of offences.

Spruce Grove came in at #9 for 2019 with a Crime Severity Index of 115, they also ranked in the top 10 for their five year change in crime.

Spruce Grove's Assault Rate was up from the Canadian average as well as firearm offences, robbery and fraud, however they saw  less impaired driving crimes and cannabis trafficking crimes.

The city also had a very low Youth Criminal Justice Act offenders.

For the full list click here.

Jacob LeBlanc/ One News

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